HyperDic: profess

English > 7 senses of the word profess:
VERBcommunicationprofesspractice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
communicationprofessconfess one's faith in, or allegiance to
communicationprofess, concede, confessadmit (to a wrongdoing)
communicationprofessstate freely
communicationprofessreceive into a religious order or congregation
communicationprofesstake vows, as in religious order
communicationprofess, pretendstate insincerely
profess > pronunciation
Soundsprahfeh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpractice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey profess to move
Example"She professes organic chemistry"
Broaderclaimassert or affirm strongly
Spanishprofesar
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningconfess one's faith in, or allegiance to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Examples
  • "The terrorists professed allegiance to their country"
  • "he professes to be a Communist"
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishprofesar
Nounsprofessingan open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningAdmit (to a wrongdoing).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsconcede, confess
Narrowermake a clean breast of, own up, fess upAdmit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
Broaderadmit, acknowledgedeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Spanishadmitir, confesar, manifestarse, profesar, reconocer
Catalanconfessar, manifestar, professar
Nounsprofessionan open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningstate freely.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningReceive into a religious order or congregation.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderaccept, admit, take, take onAdmit into a group or community
Similar toprofessTake vows, as in religious order
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningTake vows, as in religious order.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"she professed herself as a nun"
Narrowertake the veilBecome a nun
Broadervowmake a vow
Similar toprofessReceive into a religious order or congregation
Spanishprofesar
Nounsprofessionaffirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith
English > profess: 7 senses > verb 7, communication
Meaningstate insincerely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"
Synonympretend
Broaderclaimassert or affirm strongly

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